Wingnuts wrote:Hello All!
This will be my first post. I bought a 2013 SV and have had it about a month now-all 12 bars and just hit 14000 miles. Living in Villa Park. I am currently perusing pg 59 of this thread, anticipating the winter drive. I am REALLY liking this car - the handling and (as Gomer Pyle would put it-listening to) the quiet. I am sure this will be in another thread, but how do I update the sd card?
BTW, got the plate about a week ago and it is number 6710.
Welcome to the forum 'Wingnuts" ! --- buying a used commuter range EV seems to be the way to go until we see more main stream truly long-distance ones that have ready access to quick charging (hence my own Tesla Model 3 reservation); hopefully your '13 will give you several good years of service! As to your question, the SD card for Navigation in the LEAF is one of those annoying things that goes out of date quickly and due to the new purchase price (typically about $200 -- looks like Nissan wants $179 + $3.95 shipping) and with people simply using their smart phones for trip routing, many owners don't bother to update it --- after all with its limited range, most trips would be local and in areas that are well known to you -- if on the other hand you've recently moved and want the latest road updates (including charge map updates that reflect any recent road changes, etc.) as well as the car probably wasn't all that expensive used here is a link through Nissan where you can buy one -- hopefully the car already had one as you'll need it to get the map system updated; this also has instructions on how to look up what version you currently have in your car:
http://nissan.navigation.com/product/Ca ... ssanNA/USD
There are also several Nissan SD cards on eBay that are significantly discounted but not sure they're legitimate so you may need to do some additional research -- if others on the forum have tried this route or something else that has worked I'm sure they may chime in -- on my own '12 LEAF that I owned for 5 years I never bothered to update the maps as we've lived here for 30 years and it never ventured out of state -- all 46K miles on it were local commuting -- as a side note, Tesla maps use WiFi and are a joint venture between Google & Tesla so get updated regularly through the built-in 4G LTE connection; perhaps still not as good as Waze or smart phone mapping but better than dealing with SD or DVD based GPS systems and of course a 17" screen (or even the Model 3's smaller 15") is better than just about anything else out there